Saturday, July 24, 2010

Farouk Biosilk Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron

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4.0 out of 5 stars$55 , bought for $53, Reg price $99.95

My hair is super thick and layered to my shoulders. I  have 2 types of curls- tight and soft, then the coarse naps at the middle-back of my head (about 3″ in diameter). This iron is FANTASTIC. Seriously. I have a Conair ceramic iron that does okay, but the poof comes back to my hair too soon. This Farouk Biosilk iron is big time goodness. It’s totally fighting the friz for me. I also use the CHI Iron Guard Spray. I almost bought a CHI (original), but this was $20 cheaper and allowed me to control the temperature. The CHI Turbo was more than I wanted to spend because I’m a pretty cautious spender. What else? Oh! Some irons get HOT on the outside, but I had this one all the way up to 420F at some parts and the outside never got hot.
My only concern is that the “on” light quickly flickers once it’s at full heat.  My Conair’s light flashes slow and steadily until it’s reached the desired temp. That makes sense to me. The way this iron flickers just seems a little odd, so I’m checking to see what’s up.

Anyway, BUY THIS IRON. Seriously. I don’t leave a LOT of immediate reviews (not many at all for that matter). I’m in hair love.

PS -
I even left this review on Amazon (which is where I bought it).

This post is from a while back (pre-micros, pre extensions) when my hair was still super healthy.


  1. I found this flatiron for pretty cheap on eBay & I'm thinking of getting it. Few questions!

    What do you use on your hair before you flatiron? And do you relax your hair or is that the end product of it on natural hair? I really want to be able to flatiron/style my own hair~

  2. In this video, my hair was natural except for the 2" at my ends. I was transitioning. Here was my routine:

    Organic Root Stimulator (ORS) Creamy Aloe Shampoo
    ORS Replenishing Pack (Conditioner)

    Blow-dry on Medium heat using--
    ORS Wrapping/Setting Mousse
    and ORS Olive Oil Hair Lotion

    Flat-iron using BioInfusion Olive Oil Shine Serum (from Walgreens)

    I blow dry in thin layers in the back but not in the front because I have different textures.
    I flat iron in thin layers from back to front.



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